Migratory Bird Joint Ventures
To protect, restore, and enhance wetland and upland ecosystems for the conservation of migratory birds.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Department of The Interior
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2017
It is estimated that similar results to those achieved in FY16 will be achieved in FY17. The $13.1 million appropriated for the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and Migratory Bird Joint Ventures was used to leverage approximately $400 million in partner contributions to support landscape conservation planning, and habitat projects, for the benefit of migratory birds.Fiscal Year 2018
The $13.1 million appropriated for the North American Waterfowl Management Plan and Migratory Bird Joint Ventures was used to leverage approximately $500 million in partner contributions to support landscape conservation planning, and habitat projects, for the benefit of migratory birds.Fiscal Year 2019
It is estimated that similar results to those achieved in FY18 will be achieved in FY19.Fiscal Year 2020
No current data available.
Fish and Wildlife Act, 16 U.S.C. §742 et seq.; Fish and Wildlife Coordination Act, 16 U.S.C. §§661-666; Fish and Wildlife Conservation Act, 16 U.S.C §2901 et seq.; Migratory Bird Treaty Act 16 U.S.C. §703 et seq.; and Endangered Species Act, 16 U.S.C. §§1531 et seq.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Federal, State and local government agencies, Federally recognized Indian Tribal governments, private nonprofit institutions/organizations; public nonprofit institutions/organizations; profit organizations, interstate and intrastate entities, and individuals or families who are also private landowners.
Applicant must participate or intend to participate in strategic conservation planning, implementation and evaluation activities designed to meet the Joint Venture objectives as identified in an approved Implementation Plan and all related plans.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
Once the project is designed and either fits within an approved Implementation Plan or is reviewed and approved by a Joint Ventures Management Board, a cooperative agreement or grant agreement is written, executed, and work can begin.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
Applicants must be an existing or potential partner of a Joint Venture, and must agree to support Joint Venture goals and objectives. Project must fall within scope of a Management Board approved Joint Venture Implementation Plan and related conservation plans. Projects must contribute to overall Joint Venture goals and objectives. Project must be cost-effective. Projects that leverage grant funds with partner funds or in-kind services will receive preference.
How may assistance be used?
Joint Ventures are public/private partnerships, guided by a Management Board of public/private representatives and use a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) approved Implementation Plan that establishes conservation goals, priorities, and strategies. The Implementation Plan typically includes stepped down goals and objectives from a variety of national and international bird planning efforts. A Joint Venture Coordinator facilitates the coordination and implementation of the Joint Venture program. The USFWS provides basic administrative funding to the Joint Venture to cover costs associated with coordination; planning; monitoring, evaluation and applied research; communications and outreach; and project development and implementation. Joint Ventures may provide Federal assistance to partners within these categories to achieve the goals of the Joint Venture. The USFWS does not fund the entire scope of Joint Venture operations. Joint Venture partners are expected to contribute funding towards one or more of these categories. Non-federal match is not required, but leveraging USFWS dollars provided for Joint Ventures administration is a critical component of the Joint Ventures program.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance reports are required. Recipients must monitor and report on project performance in accordance with the requirements in 2 CFR 200.328. A final performance report is due within 90 calendar days of the award period of performance end date, unless the awarding program approves a due date extension. The FWS details all reporting requirements including frequency and due dates in Notices of Award.
The Recipient shall maintain a complete, detailed accounting system to report expenditures of grant funds and accomplishments achieved under the award. Records, accounts, and supporting documents must be retained for 3 years after submission of the final Federal Financial Status Report (SF 425).
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The assistance is available from the date of the enactment of the federal appropriation, and all funds must be spent before the expiration date for those funds. Program obligates funds and sends a notice of award to successful applicants. Recipients request funds in accordance with 2 CFR 200, Subpart E-Cost Principles, unless otherwise dictated by program-specific legislation or special award terms. Program will include any special payment terms and conditions in the notice of award.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Joint Venture Liaison Officer,
Joint Venture Liaison Officer, Division of Bird Habitat Conservation, Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service, MS: MBSP, 5275 Leesburg Pike,
Falls Church, VA 22041-3803 US
(703 ) 358-1784Fax:
(Project Grants) FY 18$4,413,405.00; FY 19 est $5,000,000.00; FY 20 est $5,000,000.00; FY 17$4,933,459.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Range is $2,400 to $900,000; Average $225,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Fish and Wildlife Service Policy 721 FW6, Joint Venture Implementation Plans, Joint Venture Accomplishment Reports.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2017
Projects not yet selected. Projects will support: the effective operation and implementation of joint ventures; the development of integrated migratory bird habitat landscape planning; monitoring, evaluation, and applied research; habitat conservation/protection, restoration, and enhancement; communications and outreach; and technical assistance and training for partners. Sea duck monitoring and information needs in the Great Lakes; Marsh bird population estimates to inform conservation decisions in the Midwest; Stopover ecology of the Least Sandpiper in Iowa.Fiscal Year 2018
Evaluating contributions of wetlands in Prairie Pothole Region cropland-dominated landscapes to waterfowl productivity; Developing Habitat Occupancy Models for King Rails in the Great Lakes Region; tools to Track Wetland Habitat Net Landscape Change in the Central Valley and San Francisco Bay; Mottled Duck Nesting Ecology in Southwest Louisiana; Linking Agricultural and Conservation Interests to help support implementation of the 2017 Prairie Pothole JV Implementation Plan; Migratory patterns and habitat use of Pacific scoters; Ecological Modeling and Monitoring to Inform Avian Conservation in the Intermountain West; Binational Monitoring of Wintering Long-billed Curlews in the Mexicali Valley and Northern Gulf of California, Mexico.Fiscal Year 2019
Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects that protect, restore, and enhance wetland and upland ecosystems for the conservation of Migratory BirdsFiscal Year 2020
Program has not yet selected projects for funding. Program anticipates funding projects that protect, restore, and enhance wetland and upland ecosystems for the conservation of Migratory Birds.